Yahoo News, Korea, 25 April 2015 - Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day Saturday to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.
Sourceable, Australia, 24 April 2015 - The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy, 2012-2022 identified the construction industry as a priority industry for work health and safety.
Baomoi, Vietnam, 23 April 2015 - The quality of human resources of Vietnam ranked 11th among 12 countries in the World Bank’s survey.
Provides a snapshot of recent labour market trends for a number of economies in the Asia-Pacific region, based on official data available as of 6 January 2015, with special coverage on high and rising income inequality trends and labour market policies to foster inclusive growth.
The highlights and new features on this AP-IRNet January newsletter include: ILO's newest report "World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2015", The "Global Wage Report 2014/15", "Rules of the Game: a brief introduction to International Labour Standards"; As well as updated news on industrial relations issues in the region.
Formerly entitled Global Employment Trends, the World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2015 includes a forecast of global unemployment levels and explains the factors behind this trend, including continuing inequality and falling wage shares. It looks at the drivers of the rising middle class in the developing world as well as the risk of social unrest, especially in areas of elevated youth unemployment. The report addresses structural factors shaping the world of work, including an aging population and shifts in the skills sought by employers.
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